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TIBCO Extends Leadership in Multicast Market Data Infrastructure with Support for Cisco DAL Solution
Sep 19, 2007 (08:09 AM EDT)


PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced TIBCO Rendezvous(R) and TIBCO Enterprise Message Service(TM) support for the new Cisco server host and fabric software, known as Datagram Acceleration Layer (DAL). Tests indicate that deploying TIBCO's messaging platform on Cisco InfiniBand Server Fabric Switches and Cisco DAL radically accelerate message rates and reduce message delivery latency.

"Rising message rates and the continued growth of algorithmic trading are driving heightened bandwidth requirements for data distribution and automated transactions," said Jeff Kristick, vice president, Product Marketing, TIBCO. "Our recent compatibility and benchmark testing on this powerful hardware, software combination demonstrates the ability of two industry leaders to address the growing demand for high-performance and ultra low latency across key industry specific environments including automated trading, communications backbones, and service delivery networks."

TIBCO Rendezvous Testing with DAL

TIBCO and Cisco rigorously tested the new DAL software with the TIBCO Rendezvous messaging platform to ensure compatibility and benchmark performance of the solution. The TIBCO Rendezvous platform is comprised of two main components -- the Rendezvous Application Programming Interface (API) and Rendezvous Daemon. Leveraging a distributed architecture, application information flows from the API to Rendezvous Daemon and then out to the network. TIBCO rvperf and rvlat utilities were used to benchmark the performance of the solution. Test results showed message rates improved by more than 300%, and latency was reduced by 38% on average without any modification to the application or the TIBCO Rendezvous environment.

"We are able to exceed the challenges of capital markets customers through the development of a fully validated, tested and industry supported solution that ensures the reliable deployment of new technology quickly and easily," said Krish Ramakrishnan, vice president and general manager of the Server Virtualization Business Unit, Cisco. "And working closely with TIBCO, we can also reduce the cost and complexity of managing the real-time flow of information across systems and improve the way organizations do business."

Cisco Datagram Acceleration Layer

Multicast market data traffic is transported transparently by the Cisco DAL software across the infrastructure. The DAL software is designed to significantly accelerate applications and middleware without requiring any changes to a trading application. It accomplishes this by creating a user space library, which eliminates buffer copies and reduces context switches, the main cause of transport related latency, latency jitter, and low message rate capacity in automated trading infrastructures.

TIBCO Rendezvous

With more than 2,000 customer installations worldwide, TIBCO Rendezvous messaging software supports the mission-critical real-time messaging requirements of some of the most demanding customers. TIBCO Rendezvous is the only messaging software that delivers true real-time publish/subscribe and request/reply messaging. It also supports qualities of service ranging from lightweight informational messages to certified and transactional delivery.

About TIBCO

TIBCO Software Inc. http://www.tibco.com provides enterprise software that helps companies achieve service-oriented architecture (SOA) and business process management (BPM) success. With over 3,000 customers, TIBCO has given leading organizations around the world better awareness and agility -- what TIBCO calls The Power of Now(R). To learn more, contact TIBCO at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at .

TIBCO, The Power of Now, TIBCO Rendezvous, TIBCO Enterprise Message Service and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Holly Burkhart of TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-8463, hburkhart@tibco.com; or Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group, +1-415-602-1491, for TIBCO Software Inc.

Web site: http://www.tibco.com/